Apple Co-founder Wozniak Latest To Delete Facebook Over Data Scandal

Steve Wozniak co-founder of Apple says Facebook has a lot to answer for More

Steve Wozniak co-founder of Apple says Facebook has a lot to answer for More

He said in 2015, for example, "Companies like Google and Facebook are trying to make money off knowing things about you; they're trying to funnel things to you and make money that way".

Steve said the reason he has opted out of Facebook is the manner in which the social media site tends to use the personal info of its users to maximize its ad potential.

Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, claims that he is getting off from Facebook, in the middle of uncertainties about security polices about the personal data that consumers share with the social networking behemoth. "Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you", he said.

His Sunday announcement to his Facebook followers came just ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's scheduled testimony before Congress on Tuesday.

This weekend, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined its numbers.

After going into this little tirade, Wozniak confessed that he'd much rather have Facebook being a paid service rather than something freely accessible for everyone with an internet connection. "I did not feel that this is what people want done to them", he said. The CEO also called for new data-privacy legislation, saying that while his preference is for industries to self-regulate, "I think we're beyond that here". "At Facebook, we are squarely in the camp of the companies that work hard to charge you less and provide a free service that everyone can use".

Days later, Elon Musk had the Tesla and SpaceX pages removed from Facebook.

Wozniak's move comes in the midst of Facebook's deepest crisis, a data breach that has affected 87 million users globally. WhatsApp Co-founder Brian Acton also asked people to delete Facebook.

While the data affair has been a brand crisis for Facebook in the US and other parts of the world, the company has 2 billion global users and many observers see this as a blip. The firm was also linked to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, for which Facebook is already accused of promoting political ads backed by Russian influence.

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